THEATER 1 Mon, Aug 5 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1992
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marlon Riggs
Cast:Ruby Dee
Tim Reid
Daphne Maxwell Reid
Diahann Carroll
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Screenwriter:Marlon Riggs


When pioneering filmmaker Marlon Riggs died at the young age of 37, he left a powerful but short filmography. Perhaps best known for his groundbreaking 1989 film TONGUES UNTIED, his first and last films are as resonant and relevant today as they were decades ago. The only real “sequels” in Entrances and Exits, ETHNIC NOTIONS and COLOR ADJUSTMENT speak directly to one another and make for a potent double feature. In ETHNIC NOTIONS, Riggs explores the deep-rooted stereotypes and caricatures of African Americans in American popular entertainment, which have fueled anti-Black prejudice. From cartoons to feature films, advertisements, and children's rhymes, Riggs takes an unflinching look at the pervasive nature of racial prejudice in American culture. With COLOR ADJUSTMENT, Riggs signals how much work is yet to be done, inviting the audience to look at familiar favorites including Amos and Andy, Good Times, and I Spy with a new lens. The result is a stunning one-two punch that demands further examination of the complex interplay between race and media.